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We will have to work hard - Cook

Alastair Cook has urged England not to get carried away by the manner New Zealand crumbled in their second innings at Lord's.

The Black Caps were routed for 68 in 22.3 brilliant overs from Stuart Broad and James Anderson, who respectively returned 7-44 and 2-23.

However, until then New Zealand had kept England honest - something not lost on captain Cook a day ahead of the second and last Test of the Investec Series.

"If you look at it without the emotive side of last week's game, for three days it was nip and tuck," Cook said.

"We had to work very hard throughout those three days to give ourselves the chance to win the game.

"We obviously piled through that door pretty hard at the end but going into that last day, as I said, it could have gone either way. We've reminded ourselves of that. We know how tough this New Zealand side are."

Cook, though, is allowing himself to think back fondly on Sunday when Broad took international-best figures.

"Those last 20-odd overs at Lord's, I don't think we'll ever forget that: how well we bowled and the atmosphere we created, and the momentum we gained in those 20-odd overs," he added.

"Clearly that's gone now and we can take confidence from it and we know that if we can put New Zealand under that pressure, we can get some rewards from it. But we've got to start well tomorrow."

Cook, whose England squad decided to train indoors on a day of intermittent showers, is hoping to bat in favourable conditions at Leeds.

"Over the last couple of years the pitch has got better here and it's produced some high-scoring games, and this year in the County Championship there's been some high-scoring games here as well," he said.

"I certainly think it's improved here and it's quite similar to Lord's. It's more to do with the overhead conditions. If it's sunny, it can be really nice to bat. If it's cloudy, it can be tough to bat.

"It's pretty similar to Lord's and you've got to fight through those sessions when they arrive."

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